14,000 use Boris’ bikes

More than 14,000 journeys were made using London’s new cycle network over its first weekend. Over 21,000 members have now signed up to join the Mayor’s flagship cycle hire scheme, up by over 9,000 since it launched last Friday.

Boris Johnson said: “Just three days into our cycle hire scheme we’re seeing Londoners embracing the freedom of pedal power and signing up in their droves. With every new day, these gleaming machines are transforming our streets and are putting us well on our way to becoming the best big cycling city in the world.”